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Norfolk: Bessingham

For more information about this parish see Norfolk Parish Links.
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Modern and Historical Maps of this Parish.

Bessingham is about 5 miles S.W. of Cromer.
The name may also be spelled Bassingham.
See also Bressingham.

Cemeteries

The Monumental Inscriptions in the Hundred of North Erpingham (Walter Rye).
The parishes covered include Bessingham.
See Trunch
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries

Census

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Mary
Description and pictures.
Church of St Mary
Pictures of the church.
Church of St Mary
Services, etc.

Church Records

Archdeacons' Transcripts
Baptisms 1725-1812, Marriages 1726-1811 and Burials 1725-1811.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
Marriages
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Bessingham was in Erpingham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

See Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

Directories

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

Bessingham is in North Erpingham hundred.

Land and Property

Great Britain. Inclosure Commissioners
Statement of Claims (14): Bassingham in Sustead.
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1821.
[1821]

Maps

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Erpingham Registration District, 1836
Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish and nearby places.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Maps

Military Records

Roll of Honour
World War 1.

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc

Population

These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.

Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
18011926103
18112028104
18212028149
18313031137
184131--139
185135--141
Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
186134--153
18713238150
18813031136
18913131125
19013333149
1911--29141

There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers
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November 2009